Welcome to the West Horndon Parish Website
Here you can find information about our village, local activities and events, and the Parish Council. To find out more, please navigate through this website using the page links above.
Brentwwod Borough Council (BBC) is asking residents for their views on its new Corporate Vision. It is a document that provides a backbone to ensure all the council's work is in line with the priorities it outlines from 2020 to 2025.
Four themes have been chosen and residents now have their chance to let BBC know what matters most to them. The themes are - Growing the Economy, Improving our Housing, Protecting the Environment and Developing Communities.
The survey, which closes on Thursday 12th September, should only take a short time to complete and can be found at www.brentwood.gov.uk/visionforbrentwood
If residents have any queries or require assistance they can contact BBC on 01277 312500 or visit their reception.
Partial Closure of thorndon Avenue
Although the sign below indicates complete closure, the Parish Council believe the road will only be partially closed and traffic lights will be in use. The closure is to allow the pavement repairs for the areas marked in orange to be undertaken. This necessitates the use of heavy machinery.
The next meeting with our local Police Officers is Saturday, 15th June at 12PM in the Christabella wing of St Francis Church, Thorndon Avenue
Victim Support is a charity supporting victims of crime - last year they supported over 3,000 people in Essex. They are currently looking to recruit new volunteers to help deliver their service in Essex. If you are interested in helping the attached poster provides further information.
Citizens Awards 2019
The closing dat for entries is noon, 1st May 2019.
We would like to recognise those who have made a difference in the last year but we need your help. The Form can be downloaded here
Brentwood Borough Council
Election of 9 Parish Councillors for the Parish of West Hornson
1. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, Merrymeade House, Merrymeade Chase, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9FE between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm on any day after the date of this notice but no later than 4;00 pm on Wednesday, 3rd April 2019.
2. Nomination papers may be obtained from the offices of the Returning Officer, Merrymeade House, Merrymeade Chase, Brentwood, Essex CM15 9FE during the times stated above.
3. If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 2nd May 2019.
4. Applications to register to vote must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 12 midnight on Friday 12 April 2019. Application can be made online: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
5. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8AY by 5:00 pm on Monday, 15th April 2019.
6. New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8AY by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, 24th April 2019.
7. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on grounds of physical incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8AY by 5 pm on Thursday, 2nd May 2019. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5:00 pm on Wednesday, 24th April 2019. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5:00 pm on Wednesday, 24th April 2019.
Dated Tuesday 26th March 2019
The Parish Council has now submitted their response to Brentwood Borough Council's Local Development Plan, Regulation 19. The full report and summary can be found on the Planning page of the website
Brentwood Local Plan Drop-In Session
Brentwood Borough Council will be holding a drop-in session on Wednesday, 6th March at the Christabella wing of St Francis Church from 7PM to 9PM. Staff will be in attendance to answer any questions you may have regarding the Local Development Plan.
Brentwood Reg 19 Pre-Submission Local Plan
Brentwood Council yesterday released the latest version of their plan which will go to the Planning Inspectorate for approval. The documents are open for public consulation until 5PM, 19th March. The documents can be viewed here -https://brentwood.jdi-consult.net/localplan/index.php
Comments should be sent to the Council.
There will also be a public event by the Council in West Horndon on 6th March in the Christabella wing of St Francis Church, Thorndon Avenue
Local Community Meeting
The date for the next meeting with our Community Police Officer is Saturday, 16th February in the Christabella wing of St. Francis Church, Thorndon Avenue.
Please come along to find out more about what's going on in our area and meet PC Rebecca Charge.
Brentwood Council Recycling Roadshow
Stock up on orange recycling sacks
If you are running low on orange recycling sacks or food waste bags you can stock up at our Recycling Roadshows.
Our next one will be on Thursday 17th January, from 10am-1pm at Hunter Avenue Car Park, Shenfield. It will also be an opportunity to get useful recycling advice and find out about our garden waste bins service.
Here is the full list of the upcoming Recycling Roadshow events where residents can stock up on orange sacks and food waste bags.
· Thursday 17th January - Hunter Avenue Car Park, Shenfield 10am-1pm
· Friday 25th January - Land adjacent to the Chapel Ruins, High Street, Brentwood 10am-1pm
· Thursday 14th February - Land adjacent to the Chapel Ruins, High Street, Brentwood 10am-1pm
· Friday 15th February - Hunter Avenue Car Park, Shenfield 10am-1pm
· Tuesday 19th February - William Hunter Way Car Park, Brentwood 10am-1pm
· Friday 22nd February - Land adjacent to the Chapel Ruins, High Street, Brentwood 10am-1pm
· Thursday 28th March - Hunter Avenue Car Park, Shenfield 10am-1pm
· Friday 29th March - Land adjacent to the Chapel Ruins, High Street, Brentwood 10am-1pm
· Friday 12th April - Land adjacent to the Chapel Ruins, High Street, Brentwood 10am-1pm
Love Essex - Too Good To Throw Away campaign
Give your unwanted items a new home in your community.
Do you have items which are too good to throw away? It’s quick, easy and free to pass on your items and you may not even need to leave home.
In Essex we’re lucky to have many reuse organisations to choose from.
If you are having a clear out, there are lots of easy ways to pass items on to other people.
More and more of us are donating and purchasing items from reuse organisations meaning you are supporting local people and great local community causes while passing on your unwanted items. Many reuse organisations will even collect from your own home – no need to leave the house!
Local charity shops are always happy to accept good quality donations as this helps raise money for good causes.
Freegle is an online platform to help people give items for free in your local community. The types of items you can give and get on Freegle ranges from furniture, clothing and children’s toys to soil, rubble or even pre-loved garden ornaments. You can pass almost anything on using Freegle!
You can even sell good quality items through popular selling websites, or jumble sales and car boots. This is a great way to clear out the house and make a bit of money while doing so.
Passing on your old items is a hassle-free way of doing good in your community. Visit www.loveessex.org to find out more.
This is your opportunity to discuss any concerns you have with our local community police officer.
PC Rebecca Charge will be holding her regular Community Meeting on Saturday 8th December at 12:00 in the Christabella Wing.
Senior Citizens' Information & Coffee Morning
This will be held in the Christabella Wing of St Francis Church on Wednesday 16th January 2019.
This is a very important time for West Horndon with Brentwood Borough Council about to publish their final version of the Local Development Plan which will shape the future of the village for many years to come. The Parish Council needs new members especially from the younger members of the community. If you would like to contribute to the future of our village and can spare a few hours per month please contact either Kim Harding at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dan McNicol at email@example.com for further information.
As the Brentwood Local Development Plan is nearly finalised, it is critical that West Horndon Parish Council completes their Neighbourhood Plan. The Parish Council is now looking for additional volunteers to help shape the Plan. You will be required to attend around 6 meetings per year. If you are a resident and have a genuine concern for the future of our community and village then we'd love to have you help us. If you would like to contribute, in the first instance please contact the Chairman, Dan McNicol at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Community Engagement Grant 2018
Applications for the grant need to be submitted by Wednesday, 31st October. If any organisation hasn't the necessary paperwork please contact Kim Harding, email@example.com
Brentwood Bus and Rail users Association have contacted West Horndon Parish Council regarding trying to create a bus service that runs from Brentwood High Street to Basildon Hospital via:
• West Horndon Rail Station
They have requested feedback as to what demand there would be for residents to travel to Brentwood and Basildon Hospital. Please let Sue Lister, firstname.lastname@example.org, know if you would use this service and if so how often you would anticipate traveling to either place.
West Horndon Art Group will be holding an Art Event in the village hall on Saturday, 10th November from 12pm until 4pm.
Artists will be displaying and offering their work for sale. There will also be artists at work demonstrations in a variety of media, handmade crafts, "have a go" stall, homemade cakes, raffle and refreshments. Some proceeds will go to Charity.
All ages are welcome and entry is free.
PC Rebecca Charge will be holding a Community Police Surgery at the Christabella Wing at St Francis Church, West Horndon on Saturday, 13th October from 12:00. Please come along to hear the latest crime figures for our village and what initiatives are being taken to prevent crime
Lower Thames Crossing - as part of their consultation exercise, Highways England will be holding a public exhibition event in the West Horndon Village Hall on Wednesday, 24th October between 2PM and 9PM. For those who haven't received the leaflet more information can be found here - https://highwaysengland.co.uk/lower-thames-crossing-home/
A Reminder that there will be a public meeting, where officers from Essex County Council will be available to talk about the proposed expansion and answer questions. Two meetings will be held on Wednesday 10 October 2018, at 2:30pm and at 6pm in the school, Thorndon Avenue, West Horndon, Brentwood, Essex CM13 3TR. Those wishing to attend may come along at whichever time is most convenient to them.
MACMILLAN’S CANCER SUPPORT
St Francis Church, the Christabella Wing - 5th October from 1pm.
Please support the Macmillan’s afternoon tea party to be held on Friday 5th October 2018 starting at 1pm. All are welcome. Tea and soft drinks will also be served.
A reminder that PC Rebecca Charge will be holding a Community Police Surgery at the Christabella Wing at St Francis Church, West Horndon on Saturday 13th October from 12:00. Please come along to hear the latest crime figures for the village and what initiatives are being taken to prevent crime.
Public consultation on expansion of West Horndon Primary School
Parents/ carers and other interested persons are invited to attend a public meeting, where officers from Essex County Council will be available to talk about the proposed expansion and answer questions. Two meetings will be held on Wednesday 10 October 2018, at 2:30pm and at 6pm in the school, Thorndon Avenue, West Horndon, Brentwood, Essex CM13 3TR. Those wishing to attend may come along at whichever time is most convenient to them.
The consultation document can be here - http://essex.gov.uk/schoolconsultation
The closing date for receipt of comments on the proposal is 14 October 2018
Services for Seniors Event
An event showcasing services and support available for older people in Brentwood will take place next month.
The Services for Seniors event, which will be on Monday 1 October, at The Brentwood Centre, is an opportunity for older residents, family, friends and carers to find out information, and what advice and support services are available locally.
More information can be found here - http://bit.ly/2QLdgYY
We are delighted that our new memorial bench has arrived and is installed in the park.
The bench has been provided by Brentwood Council and is a memorial to the two American bombers and their crews that collided over the village during World War 2.
A massive thanks to our ward councillor and Brentwood's Mayor Sheila Murphy who has been instrumental in getting this bench. Also a big thanks to Allan Marsh.
The memorial service for the lives lost in the crash 75 years ago is at 10.30 on Saturday, 22nd September at Bulphan Church.
In the meantime we hope that many of you will come and have a look and take a quiet moment of reflection.